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Doris Day, Legendary Actress And Singer, Dies At 97 | Patch

Doris Day, Legendary Actress And Singer, Dies At 97 | Patch

obituaries Doris Day, Legendary Actress And Singer, Dies At 97 Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in 1960s films, has died, her foundation said Monday, May 13, 2019. By Associated Press, News Partner | May 13, 2019 9:24 am ET {{ replyButtonLabel }} Reply {{ replyCount }} Actress, singer and animal rights activist, shown in this 1989 file photo, died at age 97 of complications of pneumonia. (AP Photo, File) LOS ANGELES — Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.
“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” the foundation said in an emailed statement.
With her lilting contralto, wholesome blonde beauty and glowing smile, she was a top box office draw and recording artist known for such films as “Pillow Talk” and “That Touch of Mink” and for such songs as “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)” from the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”
But over time, she became more than a name above the title: Right down to her cheerful, alliterative stage name, she stood for a time of innocence and G-rated love, a parallel world to her contemporary Marilyn Monroe. The running joke, attributed to both Groucho Marx and actor-composer Oscar Levant, was that they had known Day “before she was a virgin.”
Day herself was no Doris Day, by choice and by hard luck.
In “Pillow Talk,” released in 1959 and her first of three films with Rock Hudson, she proudly caught up with what she called “the contemporary in me.” Her 1976 tell-all book, “Doris Day: Her Own Story,” chronicled her money troubles and three failed marriages, contrasting with the happy publicity of her Hollywood career.
“I have the unfortunate reputation of being Miss Goody Two-Shoes, America’s Virgin, and all that, so I’m afraid it’s going to shock some people for me to say this, but I staunchly believe no two people should get married until they have lived together,” she wrote.
She never won an Academy Award, but Day was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, as George W. Bush declared it “a good day for America when Doris Marianne von Kappelhoff of Evanston, Ohio decided to become an entertainer.”
In recent years, she spent much of her time advocating for animal rights. Although mostly retired from show business since the 1980s, she still had enough of a following that a 2011 collection of previously unreleased songs, “My Heart,” hit the top 10 in the United Kingdom. The same year, she received a lifetime achievement honor from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Friends and supporters lobbied for years to get her an honorary Oscar.
Born to a music teacher and a housewife, she had dreamed of a dance career, but at age 12, she suffered a crippling accident: a car she was in was hit by a train and her leg was badly broken. Listening to the radio while recuperating, she began singing along with Ella Fitzgerald, “trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words.”
Day began singing in a Cincinnati radio station, then a local nightclub, then in New York. A bandleader changed her name to Day, after the song “Day after Day,” to fit it on a marquee.
A marriage at 17 to trombonist Al Jorden ended when, she said, he beat her when she was eight months pregnant. She gave birth to her son, Terry, in early 1942. Her second marriage also was short-lived. She returned to Les Brown’s band after the first marriage broke up.
Her Hollywood career began after she sang at a Hollywood party in 1947. After early stardom as a band singer and a stint at Warner Bros., Day won the best notices of her career with “Love Me or Leave Me,” the story of songstress Ruth Etting and her gangster husband-manager. She initially balked at it, but the 1955 film became a box-office and critical success.
She followed with another impressive film, Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” starring her and James Stewart as an innocent couple ensnared in an international assassination plot. She sings “Que Sera, Sera” just as the story reaches its climax and viewers are beside themselves with suspense. The 1958 comedy “Teacher’s Pet” paired her with an aging Clark Gable as an idealistic college journalism teacher and her student, an old-school newspaper editor.
But she found her greatest success in slick, stylish sex comedies, beginning with her Oscar-nominated role in “Pillow Talk.” She and Hudson were two New Yorkers who shared a telephone party line and initially hated each other.
She followed with “The Thrill of It All,” playing a housewife who gains fame as a TV pitchwoman to the chagrin of obstetrician husband James Garner. The nation’s theater owners voted her the top moneymaking star in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964.
Her first musical hit was the 1945 smash, “Sentimental Journey,” when she was barely in her 20s. Among the other songs she made famous were “Everybody Loves a Lover,” ”Secret Love,” and “It’s Magic,” a song from “Romance on the High Seas,” her first film.
Critic Gary Giddins called her “the coolest and sexiest female singer of slow-ballads in movie history.”
“Romance on the High Seas” had been designed for Judy Garland, then Betty Hutton. Both bowed out, and Day, recommended by songwriters Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, won the role. Warner Bros. cashed in on its new star with a series of musicals, including “My Dream Is Yours,” ”Tea for Two” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” Her dramas included “Young Man with a Horn,” with Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall, and “Storm Warning,” with Ronald Reagan and Ginger Rogers.
Her last film was “With Six You Get Eggroll,” a 1968 comedy about a widow and a widower and the problems they have when blending their families.
With movies trending for more explicit sex, she turned to television to recoup her finances. “The Doris Day Show” was a moderate success in its 1966-1973 run on CBS.
Disillusionment grew in the 1960s when she discovered that failed investments by her third husband, Martin Melcher, left her deeply in debt. She eventually won a multimillion-dollar judgment against their lawyer.
She had married Melcher, who worked in her agent’s office, in 1951. He became her manager, and her son took his name. In most of the films following “Pillow Talk,” Melcher was listed as co-producer. Melcher died in 1969.
In her autobiography, Day recalled her son, Terry Melcher, telling her the $20 million she had earned had vanished and she owed around $450,000, mostly for taxes.
In 1974, Day won a $22.8 million judgment against Jerome B. Rosenthal, her lawyer and business manager, for mishandling of her and Melcher’s assets.
Terry Melcher, who died in 2004, became a songwriter and record producer, working with such stars as the Beach Boys. But he was also famous for an aspiring musician he turned down, Charles Manson. When Manson and his followers embarked on their murderous rampage in 1969, they headed for the house once owned by Melcher and instead came upon actress Sharon Tate and some visitors, all of whom were killed.
Day married a fourth time at age 52, to businessman Barry Comden in 1976. She lived in Monterey, California, devoting much of her time to the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
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Beauty fans go wild for Primark’s £2 false nails that last ‘multiple hair washes’ and ‘two week holidays’ WITHOUT lifting

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With prices starting from just £1, Primark’s purse-friendly range comes in both square and round finishes.
And while we’re currently crushing on the glossy white “squareletto” nails, it’s the brand’s dreamy fake French manicure which has really set the beauty world alight.
Taking to Twitter to sing its praises, one fan wrote: “Tell me why these £2 Primark press on nails have lasted me at least a week through multiple washes and aren’t even lifting???” Primark Fans have been raving about the brand’s shimmery French manicure Primark Each pack comes with 24 stick on nails
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New Jersey Ranked 12th Best State In Country: US News Patch

community corner Shared from Long Valley, NJ New Jersey Ranked 12th Best State In Country: US News NJ ranked high overall, but was second to last in fiscal stability. See how it measured up in all the US News & World Report categories. By Katie Kausch , Patch Staff | May 14, 2019 10:50 am ET | Updated May 14, 2019 3:36 pm ET {{ replyButtonLabel }} Reply {{ replyCount }} New Jersey is the 12th best state in the county, according to a U.S. News & World Report study. (Katie Kausch/Patch) Washington is the No.1 state in the country, according to US News & World Report’s third annual best states rankings . New Jersey ranked fairly high on U.S. News’ list with generally high marks, but received very poor rankings for fiscal stability.
According to US News, Washington’s economy is “booming” thanks to companies like Amazon and Microsoft that are based in the state. Washington also ranks in the top five for health care, economy, infrastructure and education, U.S. News says.
“We are thrilled that US News & World Report has named Washington the No. 1 state in the country,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement shared by U.S. News. “This confirms what we, in Washington have always known, that our state is great for businesses, workers, and investments, coupled with natural beauty and innovative, creative people.
“I am pleased to share Washington’s success with the world.”
New Jersey ranked No. 12 on U.S. News’ list overall . Here’s how New Jersey performed in individual categories:
Health Care: #6
Education: #2
Economy: #31
Opportunity: #8
Infrastructure: #34
Crime & Corrections: #6
Fiscal Stability: #49
Natural Environment: #13
A national survey conducted by US News found that just 27 percent of respondents generally agree that their state is doing all it can to help residents prosper. The survey also found that 52 percent of respondents are generally dissatisfied about the quality of education in their state, 48 percent are dissatisfied about the quality of infrastructure and 42 percent are dissatisfied about the quality of health care.
Respondents also agreed that education, infrastructure and health care are the most underfunded by state governments.
To compile the rankings, US News looked at 71 metrics under eight categories. The eight rankings were weighted based on the average of three years data from a national survey that asked respondents to prioritize each category in their state. Health care, education and economy received the top three weights in the methodology. After U.S. News calculated category scores and rankings, it compiled overall rankings by creating weighted averages of the individual category rankings. (You can read the full methodology here.)
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LBI Fisherman Had Meth, Alcohol In Body In Deadly Capsize: Report Patch

police & fire Shared from Barnegat-Manahawkin, NJ LBI Fisherman Had Meth, Alcohol In Body In Deadly Capsize: Report The boating accident in Oregon killed three. The Coast Guard began a five-day hearing on the capsize Monday, according to the AP By Josh Bakan, Patch Staff | May 14, 2019 9:32 am ET {{ replyButtonLabel }} Reply {{ replyCount }} (Oregon State Police) A Barnegat Light man who captained a boat in a deadly capsize had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system, according to the Associated Press . The U.S. Coast Guard began a five-day hearing Monday on the Oregon incident that killed three men.
Stephen Biernacki, 50, of Barnegat Light; James Lacey, 48, of South Toms River; and Joshua Porter, 50, of Oregon died Jan. 8 after their crabbing boat was battered by waves up to 20 feet tall. Read more: Longtime Fishermen Out Of Barnegat Light Killed In Capsize: Cops
According to results shared at the hearing, toxicology found cannabis in Lacey’s system, according to the AP. Porter had no drugs or alcohol in his body when he died, the AP reports.
The first day of the hearing focused on Biernacki and included remarks from local residents who spoke with him before the accident, the AP reports. The hearing also included lengthy testimony from an Oregon State Police Trooper who talked to him at the docks sometime before the trip.
Senior Trooper Heather Van Meter testified Biernacki seemed “impaired” and had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, but that it was common for fishermen to work to the point of exhaustion.
Biernacki and Porter died on the scene, Coast Guard officials said. The Coast Guard found Lacey in the ocean and rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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Michael Gove Signals He Could Run For The Tory Leadership | HuffPost UK

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Australia Brasil Canada España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb Québec (en français) United Kingdom United States POLITICS 13/05/2019 17:41 BST | Updated 13/05/2019 22:27 BST Michael Gove Signals He Could Run For The Tory Leadership But environment secretary Quote: s a Biblical phrase suggesting he is reluctant to add to Theresa May’s woes just yet. By Arj Singh Michael Gove has signalled he could stand for the Tory leadership – just minutes after saying Theresa May could be prime minister “for a while to come yet”.
The environment secretary, who led the Brexit campaign alongside Boris Johnson, refused to rule out running to replace May when she stands down.
Using a Biblical phrase which suggests he is reluctant to add to the PM’s difficulties, Gove told ITV News: “I’m concentrating purely at the moment on this talks process and on getting Brexit over the line, I think sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Put to him that he was not saying “no”, Gove replied: “No it’s not a no.”
WATCH Environment Secretary @michaelgove tells ITV News he is not ruling out running for leadership @itvnews pic.twitter.com/0A2fv3YX08
— Dominique Heckels (@Dominique_ITV) May 13, 2019 It came minutes after he told Sky News he felt May could be prime minister “for a while to come yet” and that she should be given “time, space and dignity to leave in a way that she believes is right”.
When asked if May will still be in post at the Conservative party conference at the end of September, Gove said: “I think Theresa will be prime minister for a while to come yet.
“I think it’s important for us all to acknowledge that she’s very graciously said that she will stand down when the withdrawal agreement is ratified.
“It’s all our priority in politics to make sure that referendum mandate is honoured and then to give Theresa the time, space and dignity to leave in a way that she believes is right.”
May is under enormous pressure to quit following the Tories’ terrible local election results and an expected mauling in European elections on May 23, mainly at the hands of the Brexit Party.
The prime minister is under fire in her own party for failing to deliver Brexit on time, delaying withdrawal until October 31, and for trying to seek a cross party exit deal with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.
She will hold showdown talks with the executive of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers, which is demanding a timetable for her resignation, later this week.
Under party rules, she cannot be challenged by the party until December because she won a Christmas confidence vote last year.
But the 1922 committee could hold another vote as early as this week on changing the party’s rules to trigger an early leadership contest.
Gove is the latest in a long line of Tories who have signalled they could run, including Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Matt Hancock, Andrea Leadsom and Liz Truss, among others.
Meanwhile, Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, said Britain should be prepared to “decisively” raise the proportion of national income it spends on defence once it has left the EU.
Hunt said a major increase in military spending would demonstrate the UK’s commitment to defending democratic values at a time of growing global uncertainty.
Addressing the Lord Mayor of London’s banquet at the Mansion House, he said the additional funding should be for new capabilities – such as cyber and artificial intelligence – rather than plugging existing gaps.
He warned that it was not sustainable to expect the US to carry on spending 4% of its GDP on defence while other Nato allies spent only 1% to 2%.
“So for these and other reasons I believe it is time for the next Strategic Defence and Security Review to ask whether, over the coming decade, we should decisively increase the proportion of GDP we devote to defence,” he said.
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